Searching for lost land: S. Korea seeks to retrieve property seized by Japan

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:58:45 +0000

Moon Jae-in Shinzo Abe

SEOUL — When Korea was under Japan’s colonial rule from 1910 to 1945, many Koreans lost their houses and land to the Japanese. A significant portion of Korean property was forcefully taken by the Japanese military and sold cheaply to its residents. The fledging Korean government, established in 1948, pledged to retrieve the property from the Japanese […]

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Pyongyang lambasts Seoul over military exercise with US

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:31:03 +0000

Pyongyang lambasts Seoul over military exercise with US

SEOUL — North Korea has slammed South Korea for the latter’s combined military exercise with the United States, which kicked off Sunday, saying it will not interact with the South until there is a plausible explanation for the “war exercise.” In a Foreign Ministry statement, released a day after it launched what are believed to be short-range […]

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India to fence entire border with Bangladesh

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 08:59:03 +0000

India to fence entire border with Bangladesh

DHAKA — Bangladesh has no objection to India’s plan to fence the entire border between the two countries if it is done following due procedure, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said.  “India has already fenced about 80 percent of the border. They want to complete the rest of the work. I said that if it is […]

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China survey ship withdrawn from Vietnamese waters – official

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:22:39 +0000

China survey ship withdrawn from Vietnamese waters – official

The Chinese survey ship that encroached upon Vietnam’s continental shelf reportedly since early July has been withdrawn.

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S. Korea, China, Japan top envoys to gather in Beijing to discuss N. Korean missile tests

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 02:36:58 +0000

Kang Kyung-wha

Discussions are underway for a foreign ministers’ meeting later this month in Beijing, where South Korea, China and Japan can discuss issues concerning Northeast Asia ahead of a trilateral summit expected to take place before the end of the year. 

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Japan halts exhibit of South Korea’s ‘comfort women’ statue

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 03:41:33 +0000

South Korean protesters sit near a statue of a teenage girl symbolizing former "comfort women", who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, during a weekly anti-Japanese demonstration in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on November 21, 2018. - South Korea on November 21 announced the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves -- a move that will further sour ties between the neighbours. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

A Japanese exhibition featuring a controversial South Korean artwork depicting a wartime sex slave has been cancelled after threats of violence as bilateral ties between the countries fray.

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Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:42:09 +0000

Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops

The Chinese army has released a promotional video for its Hong Kong-based troops at a time of uncertainty over whether the military will intervene in the city’s summer of protest.

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Police: South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:34:29 +0000

Police: South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan

A 72-year-old South Korean man was in critical condition after setting himself ablaze in downtown Seoul on Thursday, a police official said.

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Iran president: US sanctions on foreign minister ‘childish’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:24:35 +0000

Iran president: US sanctions on foreign minister 'childish'

Iran’s president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country’s foreign minister, describing the move on Thursday as “childish” and a barrier to diplomacy.

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S. Korean fishermen held in North Korea return home

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2019 09:37:41 +0000

S. Korean fishermen held in North Korea return home

SEOUL  — A Russian fishing vessel and its crew, including two South Koreans, held by North Korea have returned home, the Ministry of Unification said Sunday. 

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